RRTS pre-construction activities gather pace
This article was published on : September 13, 2019
Pre-construction activities such as soil testing, geotechnical investigation and utility diversion have gathered momentum for the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) RRTS corridor. It has been reported that the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has already commenced the pile load test in Gurugram. The NCRTC has recently floated a tender for the engagement of Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for civil, architectural, and E&M works for the design of three elevated stations in Gurugram.
One of the three RRTS corridors prioritised for implementation, the 106-km-long Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor will be elevated for about 71 km (11 stations) and the remaining 35 km (5 stations) will be constructed underground, mostly in Delhi and Gurugram.
Earlier this year, the Haryana government has already approved the DPR while the file was cleared by the Rajasthan government in June. The corridor will converge at Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan with the other two RRTS corridors, Delhi-Meerut and Delhi-Panipat. The three corridors will be interoperable and will be integrated with other modes of public transport wherever possible. Once operational, the corridor is expected to bring down the travel time between Delhi and SNB to about 70 minutes.